Will I get less for clean yellow brass fittings if they have Teflon tape on them?

FreeBirdTim

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I've got about 15 pounds of clean yellow brass fittings to scrap. I removed all the rubber washers, but removing the Teflon tape on the threads is a pain! Will the scrap yard pay me less if I leave the tape on? If so, does anyone have a good method to remove the tape? Thanks in advance for your input.
 

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Yes they will dock you. Clean is clean and should also be bright. Shiny like new is also a different price. Try a large wire brush. If you have a grinder Put a wire wheel on it and it will come right off
 

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Yup, I had a feeling they'd dock me for the tape. I'll give the wire brush a shot. Thanks for the tip!
 

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Depends on the scrapyard. My preferred yard considers pays clean brass if it has Teflon tape, but the yard 40 minutes up the road will pay less.
 

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